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Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery job opportunity

Ohio Arts Council Seeks Riffe Gallery Coordinator

The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) is seeking a talented arts administrator to coordinate the OAC’s Riffe Gallery in downtown Columbus.

APPLICATIONS
To find more information, view the full job posting, and apply, click this link. All applications must be submitted through the link at the State of Ohio jobs portal.

Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.

JOB DUTIES
The chosen candidate will act as coordinator of the OAC Riffe Gallery and other exhibitions (e.g., Riffe lobby exhibitions, the Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission Youth Exhibition). Specific tasks include:

  • Planning exhibitions, workshop activities, openings, arts education programming, student recognition ceremonies, speakers, displays, artist talks, professional development, and other events
  • Overseeing budgets and day-to-day OAC Riffe Gallery operations
  • Working with exhibition curators and partners
  • Maintaining listings of arts resources and other contacts
  • Consulting with arts organizations and other individuals to explain agency policies and procedures
  • Assessing needs and developing plans of service and budgets in response
  • Drafting contracts and program reports
  • Training and managing contract workers (e.g., gallery assistants, preparators, fellows, graphic designers)
  • Maintain good public relations

QUALIFICATIONS
The chosen candidate must have the following minimum class qualifications for employment:

1. Completion of a graduate core program in fine arts or humanities AND 1 course or 3 months experience in budgeting

OR

2. 6 months experience as a Fine Arts Specialist 2

OR

3. The equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above

FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION
Acts as coordinator of the OAC Riffe Gallery and other exhibitions (e.g., Riffe lobby exhibitions, Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition, Ohio Civil Rights Commission Youth Exhibition): works with exhibition curators and partners; oversees budgets and day-to-day OAC Riffe Gallery operations; maintains listing of arts resources &/or contacts; consults with arts organizations & other individuals (e.g., galleries, museums, curators, & artists) to explain agency policies & procedures; assesses needs & develops plans of service & budgets to meet those needs (e.g., plans exhibitions, workshop activities, openings, arts education programming, student recognition ceremonies, speakers, displays, artist talks, professional development, & other events); & utilizes agency evaluation system to measure progress toward stated goals.

Coordinates design & implementation of program assignments: collects technical information; drafts contracts; drafts program reports; compiles reports necessary to present to OAC board; trains lower-level contractors (e.g., gallery assistants, preparators, interns, graphic designers) in gallery programs & procedures.

Maintains good public relations and serves as point of contact and program staffer for the Ohio Poet Laureate: answers questions about agency/program policies & procedures; attends/arranges work-related events (e.g., workshops, conferences, meetings) when required.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Ohio Arts Council is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer. Please visit our website to view our EEO policy.

ABOUT THE RIFFE GALLERY
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries. The Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, across from the Statehouse on High Street in Downtown Columbus. Like the Riffe Gallery on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

ABOUT THE OHIO ARTS COUNCIL
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at oac.ohio.gov.



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